~ 1887 Enfield Martini-Henry MkIV/1 Rifle ~
The rifle is chambered for the .577/450 cartridge and all its components are original.
The rifle has matching serial numbers and a great number of proof marks among which can be seen the Tower, War Department, Enfield and Fort William Arsenal marks.
The rifle has all the regulation stamps and marks. All its main components bear one or more proof marks.
The right side of the chamber is marked with Queens Crown above V.R. and 'Enfield 1887', Crown above broad arrow and 'IV' and ‘1’. Towards the barrel is stamped ‘B914’. The same serial numbers appear on the barrel as well.
The serial number ‘D5283’ is stamped on the left side of the barrel and on different other parts.
Please refer to the pictures for all the stamps and proof marks.
The wooden stock is stamped with a series of arsenal marks, Indian marks and Enfield ones.
The last stamp of the Enfied inspector dates back to December 1906.
~ Dimension ~
The barrel length is 32.48 inches (82.5 cm) and the overall length of the rifle is 49.21 inches (125 cm).
It weighs 4 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The rifle is in excellent used condition.
The rifle cocks and dry fires smoothly.
The rod is original and slightly affected by corrosion.
The bore is clean inside with no traces of rust or any visible damage.
The metalwork is rust and damage free and preserves much of its original blue.
The woodwork is free of cracks with minimum amount of chipping.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or the rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.